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It this simple: it works.
on March 29, 2014
After seeing this on The Doctor's TV show, I did some research and read the reviews of the book on here. Most of it was good, and I was encouraged by the idea that it didn't just TELL me what to eat but told me WHY I was eating it.
For two weeks prior to receiving this book, I tried to do my own diet plan where I cut down my calories and did an hour exercise at least five days a week. I found myself tired and hungry and I couldn't understand why. So, I bought this book and two days after reading it, I started on the STAT plan.
The first and foremost thing I found was that I wasn't hungry at all. Sometimes I even had to force myself to eat some more because I just didn't feel empty. I amped up my exercise so that I did a minimum hour exercise for six days every week and kept strictly to the STAT plan. Which was EASY. Anyone who thinks it's too hard maybe just needs to have a bit more confidence and determination that the results will come eventually.
Now, on my seventh week on this diet, I have lost a current total of 7kg and an (as yet) unmeasured number of inches around my waist. As a girl of 21 who has Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome, the weight around my waist was something that my Obstetrician/Gynaecologist told me would exacerbate my symptoms. Before this diet, I had severe trouble sleeping through the night, concentrating and had a general moody disposition. Now, I have my exercise in the morning and am smiling by the time I start my long days at university.
There was a period of time where I plateaued in my weight loss, but I continued losing inches off my waist. So don't feel disappointed or unmotivated if/when this happens. Just because you're not losing weight doesn't mean that it's not working for you.
After struggling to lose any weight (in large part due to my PCOS), I felt that this was something like a 'last shot' for me. I've tried the meal replacement diets, the strict calorie counting and nothing has left me feeling like I've made a good LIFESTYLE change rather than employed a 'quick fix' solution. I can carry my knowledge gained from this into the rest of my life.
Trust me, as someone who hates dieting, this is easy to follow and makes you feel GOOD. I have more energy, am sleeping better and generally am just HAPPIER than I can remember being in a long time.
I've already given this book to a friend and my mum is starting on it now. It's for everyone and anyone, you can do it.
For anyone on the line between buying this book and not buying this book, just do it. It doesn't just tell you, it teaches you. And that's the advantage it has over all the diet plans out there.